In recognition of CGFNS International, Inc.’s 40th anniversary, Leah Curtin ScD(h), RN, FAAN, interviewed President and CEO Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI about the organization’s founding, history, and evolution over the years for American Nurse Today’s December 2017 issue.

“Since its creation, CGFNS has evolved into a global enterprise, touching the lives of nurses and healthcare professionals from 189 countries,” Dr. Shaffer said. “Using our state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind educational database, our fundamental objective is to serve the global community through programs and services that verify and promote knowledge-based practice competency.”

“Today, our staff consists of individuals from 28 countries who speak 39 different languages. This diversity allows the organization to serve migrating health professionals from many different backgrounds,” he said.

Read the full interview on American Nurse Today.

About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977, to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials analysis organization for the nursing and allied healthcare professions. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). For more information, visit